Throughout history, women have written military doctrine and developed thorough studies of warfare, yet their names and words fall to the wayside. Join Lieutenant Colonel Nikki Dean as she describes the story of women and their leadership in the development of the profession of arms.
Members, join us for a summer happy hour and raise a glass to one of the most recognizable landmarks of Kansas City! Enjoy the views from the top of the Tower after hours and a reception on the Memorial Courtyard.
For July, the Living History Volunteer Corps are on site to share stories of medical practices during the war. Join us as we learn about how medicine was used and changed in response to new diseases and injuries.
Join the Modernists for cocktails and make connections with other Museum supporters on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more about upcoming events, membership and ways to support our local national treasure. This month's Happy Hour is at River Bluff Brewing.
Dr. Yücel Yanıkdağ, professor at the University of Richmond, examines the spread of several diseases that further devastated the Ottoman Empire beyond the battlefield. While the “long war” ended in 1922, its demographic and disease-related consequences continued for decades.
Why did Native Americans serve in in such large numbers in WWI despite not being recognized as U.S. or sovereign citizens? How did they use their cultural and spiritual heritage to serve this country? Join us, in partnership with the American Battlefields Trust, to learn why and how.
Join Dr. Edgar Tidwell in a discussion on what freedom meant to Americans who lived through the Emancipation Proclamation and Americans who participated in the March on Washington, 100 years apart. In partnership with Johnson County Museum’s special exhibit ‘REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation.’
One of the smallest and most famous soldiers of World War I was the young dog that came to be known as Sergeant Stubby. Join us this summer outdoors on the Southeast Lawn for this family- and dog-friendly animated film about the real-life canine soldier.
Blood was stored for future transfusions for the first time in World War I. In recognition of this life-saving achievement, the Museum and Memorial is partnering with the Community Blood Center for a biannual donation event.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial and KC RiverFest will join forces for Kansas City’s official Independence Day Celebration and fireworks display. In partnership with Cumulus Radio, the public is invited to celebrate our nation’s independence at the Stars and Stripes Picnic.
Did you know doughnuts were made by The Salvation Army in World War I to help boost morale? “Dough-not” miss your chance to purchase Fairway Creamery doughnuts from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Museum and Memorial’s Main Entrance (while supplies last).
While serving in America’s wars, Black Americans forged a new identity as freedom fighters, challenging white notions and demanding full citizenship and recognition. Dr. Le’Trice Donaldson probes the idea of what it meant to be a soldier who followed the philosophy of progress both on and off the battlefield.